Evaluation of users experiences and the social quality of the „Sunlighthouse“
Within the framework of the pilot project "Model home 2020", the “Sunlighthouse” in Pressbaum (Lower Austria) was built by VELUX Austria – the first carbon-neutral singl family house in Austria. From March 2012, the “Sunlighthouse” was occupied by a family that also tested its practicability. The "Sunlighthouse" was evaluated with measuring techniques (energy, heat, light, etc.) and in a socioscientific way (satisfaction of the residents, use comfort, living comfort etc.).
- Danube University Krems
- Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building, Vienna
The criteria for social quality of living defined by CEN TC 350 were applied in the evaluation. This allowed a comparison of the Austrian model home with other European examples.